The U.S. At War: The U.S. At War, Dec. 29, 1941

For the first time in nearly IQ years of publication, TIME finds itself unable to tell its readers freely and frankly all the things it knows. Readers in many parts of the U.S. will doubtless see military preparations of which no news appears in these pages.

TIME still believes that no editor has a right to decide that the public should not know certain facts. But in wartime to disclose secret military information which might be of value to the enemy is not only illegal but unpatriotic. So TIME, although it will still make every effort to continue telling the truth and...

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